I recently published an article entitled Did B’nai B’rith, National Post, Breibart incite JDL terrorists to attack me?
In it, I recounted how B’nai B’rith Canada launched a defamatory media campaign libeling me as a supposed “holocaust denier,” in connection with my appearance at Quds Day rallies targeted by the terrorist group Jewish Defense League (JDL). When I returned from those rallies to discover that my car no longer had functioning brakes, I naturally wondered whether the JDL did it.
As it turns out, the answer is almost certainly “no.” Some of my brake lines were old and rusty, and they coincidentally happened to start leaking while I was traveling to Chicago and Toronto and speaking at rallies targeted by the JDL.
I know what you’re thinking: “Barrett is a crazy coincidence theorist.” Well, go ahead and call me names, but my rusty old segment of brake line did not show visible signs of sabotage. It looked more like it had just rusted out.
It is always possible that some ultra-sneaky JDL terrorist crawled under my vehicle, found the not-yet-replaced and therefore rusty segment of brake lines, and somehow caused the leak in a manner indistinguishable from rust damage. But I’m not giving them that much credit.
So it looks like I owe the JDL terrorists an apology.
Sorry, JDL terrorists! I can’t imagine why I would ever think you guys were capable of violence.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.